Pittsburgh Steelers veteran quarterback Ben Rothlisberger took 2 h hits and eight sacks in the first three games of the season, and the Steelers have already suffered a left pectoral injury in a 1-2 to find the answer to the offense.
According to every ESPN statistic, the Pittsburgh Green Bay Packers are ranked 28th with 16.7 points per week in Match 4. Things seemed so vague during the competition that head coach Mike Tomlin had to reassure fans on Tuesday that he was not pressing any “panic buttons” and that Rothlisberger was determined to keep his initial signal-collar until further notice.
The Future-year-old Future Hall of Fame told reporters Wednesday that he believes Pittsburgh’s offensive grief can be rectified.
“Football is the ultimate team game,” Big Ben said, according to Teresa Verley of the Steelers website. “We can sit down and watch the performance and we’re just as good as our last. There was a couple of plays here, there were a few plays. Penalties. Missed throws. Missed catches. Whatever kind of hits us.”
“I don’t think this is a big shiny thing. It’s a little thing here, a small thing there, which is why I think we can be encouraged as a crime that it’s not too far away.
“We’re a group that I believe is close. We’re a group that needs to trust each other, which I think we do. And we’re a group that won’t panic.”
He added that he and his teammates would have to take more blame and accountability than Tomlin and his staff for standing in Pittsburgh’s record and offensive statistics department.
It’s all well and good, but if the Steelers score just one pair of touchdowns on Lambau Field, it probably won’t cut it against Aaron Rogers and company. If Pittsburgh fall to 1-1, expect to see and hear further discussions on whether Tomlin should return to backup quarterback Mason Rudolph or former first-round draft pick Dwayne Huskins.